Healing tool in Lightroom 5

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In LR5, The healing tool works fine on a file where Profile Corrections are NOT enabled, but is a dead loss when they are enabled.

In a file where there is a Lens Profile Correction, the tool is very jerky and cannot draw a curve. If I uncheck it, or if I temporarily disable it using the on/off switch, then the tool works perfectly. I have tested this in a large number of files and the problem repeats itself.
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Robert Pender

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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Yes. It is known that lens correction will slow down the spot healing. The reason is that spot healing processing step happens very early in the camera raw processing pipeline. Rendering changes necessitated by the spot display updates need to cascading all the way from the beginning of the pipeline to the end. Thus it is a more expensive operation. From the workflow point of view, it is preferable to perform spot healing early in your workflow. If you start noticing slow down while doing spot healing, you can temporarily turn off sections of processing to get it back to speed.

When the slowdown happens, do you typically have a large number of existing spots or some large brush spots?
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The slow down happens with any image with lens correction on, whether there are any existing brush spots or not. If lens correction is on, as soon as I move the cursor over the image, the cursor becomes very jerky and almost uncontrollable.